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Richard, Strasler win Nahma road race

NAHMA — It had been quite some time since Brittany Richard had gone under 21 minutes in a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) road race. The former Garden resident accomplished that feat Saturday, taking the women’s title at 20 minutes, 59 seconds in the Nahma Music Fest Run. “I haven’t broken ...

Werkmeister wins Michigan Amateur

ADA TOWNSHIP - It worked out for Tom Werkmeister of Grandville. “It really couldn’t have worked out any better,” he said after winning the 106th Michigan Amateur Championship Saturday at Egypt Valley Country Club. The 49-year-old marketing salesman who plans to leave the ...

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Marita Engzelius, left, of Oslo, Norway and Karlin Beck of Montgomery, Ala. run onto the island green bridge at Sweetgrass Golf Club with fish they caught Thursday in the Bassmaster Fish tournament as part of the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. The Symetra Tour golf tourney began this morning, with the final round Sunday.

Hooked on Sweetgrass

By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press HARRIS — Golfers and water do not mix, unless you’re on the Symetra Tour and you get to fish at the Sweetgrass Golf Club. A day before 144 players began play on one of the best courses on the Road to the LPGA Tour, more than a dozen Symetra players ...

Liu rolls into first to start Symetra Tour

By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press HARRIS — Perhaps only three dozen avid fans were still hanging around when Ruixin Liu capped off a stunning finish here Friday that vaulted her into sole possession of the opening day lead at the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. A 25-foot ...

Gladstone tops Escanaba in tournament opener

ESCANABA — After two innings, it appeared Gladstone would have more than enough runs to post an American Legion baseball victory in the Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial tournament opener Thursday night. As it turned out, the Indians needed help from their outfield and a three-run seventh ...

Cubs cruise 7-1 over Milford

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Cubs broke into the win column for the first time this season Friday night in a 7-1 American Legion baseball triumph over Milford in the Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial tournament. “This is definitely a big boost for our guys,” Esky’s Jon Bintner said moments ...

Island Resort Championship facts

What: Seventh Annual Island Resort Championship. When: Today through Sunday, starting at 7:30 a.m. each day. Where: Sweetgrass Golf Club in Harris; par-72, 6,439 yards. The field: 144 players from United States and 30 countries. Field will be cut to low 60 scores and ties after ...

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Bark River-Harris joining West PAC football for ’18

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bark River-Harris will solve most of its future football scheduling challenges — thanks to an expansion of the Western Peninsula Athletic Conference. West PAC officials meeting Wednesday in Watersmeet approved Norway, Bark River-Harris and Lake Linden-Hubbell joining the ...

Eichhorn finishes 29th in tournament

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Hunter Eichhorn of Carney tied for 29th Thursday in the Western Junior Championship golf tournament, in a field of 156 players from around the world. The tourney was cut to 52 players after 36 holes. Eichhorn had rounds of 72-68-76-69 — 285. Eichhorn, a four-time Upper ...

Gladstone grabs two wins in American Legion tourney

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Indians continued their winning ways Friday, earning two American Legion baseball victories in the Gregg Johnson/Al Erickson Memorial tournament. In the nightcap, Elliot Danhoff fired a two-hitter, struck out seven and walked one as the Indians mercied Sault Ste. ...

Duke’s Luke Kennard poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Detroit Pistons as the 12th pick overall during the NBA basketball draft Thursday in New York.

Duke guard picked No. 12 by Pistons

By Noah Trister AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons drafted Duke guard Luke Kennard with the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. Kennard turned pro after averaging 19.5 points a game during his sophomore season. He was the second Duke player ...

ECC Ladies League

ESCANABA — Kathy Paulson and Mary Bergman each shot a 44 to lead the way Wednesday in the Escanaba Country Club Ladies League. They were followed by Meghan Casey 46, Connie Kangas, Laurie Johnson and Karen Walksnice 47, Jessica Bray 48 and Cheri Severinsen 49.

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Michigan’s D.J. Wilson was chosen by the Milwaukee Bucks in Thursday’s NBA draft.

Bucks land UM’s Wilson

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks keep getting younger and longer in the frontcourt. Michigan’s D.J. Wilson is headed to Milwaukee after the Bucks took the 6-foot-10 forward with the 17th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. The 21-year-old Wilson joins an already ...

Tennis lessons set

ESCANABA — Tennis coach Denny Lueneburg will be conducting clinics and lessons this summer. The sessions begin July 10 and will run for four weeks. For more information, contact Lueneburg via email (dw.lueneburg@gmail.com), or after June 27, via phone at 786-2207.

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Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont. watches the flight of her tee shot on No. 14 Wednesday during the Symetra Tour pro-am during the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. Marchand will be among the first wave of players teeing off at 8:14 Friday when the seventh annual edition begins at 7:30 a.m.

Meshing with the amateurs

By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press HARRIS — Part of a Symetra Tour player’s responsibility at every tournament is joining area men and women in a pro-am round of golf, and the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass stages a pair of events each year. A pro joins four amateurs in a ...

Volunteers backbone of tourney

By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press HARRIS — Volunteers provide a monumental assist to a successful Symetra Tour golf tournament. “They want to be involved in a very unique event,” Delta County Chamber of Commerce director Vickie Micheau told golfers at Wednesday’s pro-am dinner at ...

Sun and fun for U.P. Senior Softball All-Stars

GLADSTONE — The South team swept the North team 8-7 and 14-4 in a U.P. Senior Softball All-Star doubleheader Wednesday at Gladstone High School. It was a great day to play softball especially a game where the players and coaches could relax and have fun. “It’s a blast,” said ...

Roller derby matchup

MARQUETTE — Lakeview Arena in Marquette will host a roller derby matchup of two Upper Peninsula squads Saturday. The Superior Sirens of the Marquette County-based Dead River Derby will take on the Keweenaw Roller Girls at 6 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. This family-friendly event ...

Road race June 24

NAHMA — The Nahma Music Fest five-kilometer run is set for Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration takes place frmo 7:30-8:30 at the Nahma Township Hall. Cost is $20 for general registration and $15 for those under age 12. Entry fee includes admission to the music festival. Registration form with ...